Posted by Carl Gerhardt on Dec 18, 2018
On 12/18/2018, Retired LSC Official, Dr. Roy Lazenby provided an overview of the history of the Lone Star Community College System as well as an overview of the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). Pictured above is Dr. Roy Lazenby.
Dr. Lazenby told everyone that the Lone Star College System is over 45 years old.  In 1971, a group of dedicated Tomball citizens recognized the lack of opportunities in higher education in the Tomball area and decided to become a charter member of the new college District that was to be formed the following year. This District would be created when the voters in several contiguous independent school districts (ISDs) –Tomball, Klein, Humble, Spring, and Aldine – committed to support the college District with their tax moneys. In 1973, Dr. Lazenby went to work for the LSC and in that year, there were only 612 students. Today there are over 90,000 students and the student population is still growing. The LSC System is currently made up of 6 campuses in both Harris and Montgomery Counties and new campuses are planned.
Dr. Lazenby then gave out booklets on the LSC Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) and spoke about how easy it is to be a member and where the courses are taught by volunteer members of the community who have expertise in some area that student (members) are interested in. The membership community of ALL enriches the lives of senior adults (over 55) by providing stimulating classes, seminars, social activities, skills development and opportunities for personal growth. The membership is only $20 per year and the benefits include:
  1. Free or low cost lectures, workshops and seminars
  2. Day Trips to local nature and historical sites
  3. Access to select college fitness centers
  4. Advance notice of art shows with artist receptions; discount pricing on plays, concerts and musicals
  5. 20 percent discount (age 60 and above) on some community education courses
  6. Access to college libraries and computer labs
  7. Campus photo ID cards
Dr. Lazenby also told everyone that the new Magnolia Campus is not yet in the construction phase but 35 acres of land off of SH 1774 has been selected and the purchase of the that land should close sometime in January 2019. Initially, the new campus will be assigned under the direction of the President, Dr. Rebecca L. Riley, of the Montgomery Campus. The new building should be around 60,000 square feet and is slated to open in late 2020 or early 2021.